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Jobs at Westmark Fairbanks That Will Make Your Friends Jealous

by ATJ Posted in Why I Like to Work Here
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Photo used through creative commons license by Steve Betts What’s that?  Your friend is boasting of taking a summer job on an Alaskan fishing vessel?  Don’t let him win the “best Alaskan job ever” game!  Simply up the ante and book yourself a gig at Westmark Fairbanks.   A job...  Read More

Why a Summer Job at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is Good for Your Heart

by ATJ Posted in Why I Like to Work Here
Denali Cabin
Photo used under creative commons license by Andrew E. Russell Let’s kick things off with a simple quiz.  What do breath-taking hikes, laughing with friends and flight-seeing (yes, flight-seeing) all have in common?  If you’re short on an answer, a quick hint is that all three inspire, make us smile...  Read More

Alaska Train and Railroad Jobs are Just the Ticket

by ATJ Posted in Why I Like to Work Here
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Photo used through creative commons license by Brian Many consider Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild” one of America’s greatest musical hits of all time.  It seems, though, the group might have gotten the lyrics of the song wrong.  As anyone who’s worked a summer job on a train traveling through...  Read More

Why a Job at The Westmark Inn Skagway Will Blow your Mind

by ATJ Posted in Why I Like to Work Here
Downtown Skagway has one heck of a “wow” factor!
Downtown Skagway has one heck of a “wow” factor! Source.   Over a century ago, Skagway was the starting place for more than 40,000 frenzied GoldRush enthusiasts. Today, you can easily grab your own golden nugget with a job at Skagway’s Westmark Inn. Actually, it’s more of a once in...  Read More

Top 10 Everyday Sights that are Uniquely Alaska

by ATJ Posted in A Day In The Life, Uncategorized
Moose crossing the road? Just another everyday sight in Alaska!
Moose crossing the road? Just another everyday sight in Alaska! Source.   There’s no mistake about it: Alaska is a remarkably beautiful frontier in so many ways. But the State is also fascinatingly unique. From its people to its wildlife to its abundance of snow (and shovelers), Alaska holds a...  Read More

Minecraft Alaska

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
Building an Alaska Village from Discovery Works
Building an Alaska Village from Discovery Works   If you dream in pixels, or if you’ve actually tried mining for coal in your backyard, then odds are you know a little bit (or too much) about Minecraft. Either way, the challenge is now on.   For your next Minecraft mission,...  Read More

Top 10 Snowshoeing Destinations in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock
Snowshoeing
If you can walk, odds are you can also snowshoe. It’s a relatively easy sport that provides a great source of exercise. When you snowshoe in Alaska, it not only gets the blood pumping, but it provides a unique and memorable way to capture the state’s beauty and wonder. Need...  Read More

Alaska Survival Tips: How to Properly Smoke a Salmon

by ATJ Posted in Friendliest Catch: Fishing in Alaska, In the Kitchen
Image used through Creative Commons License from FairbanksMike
When you think about it, salmon are highly complex fish.  They are typically anadromous, meaning they’re born in fresh water, migrate to the sea, then return to fresh water to reproduce.  Plus, studies have shown that salmon actually return to the exact spot where they were born to spawn.  Given...  Read More

Why Thanksgiving in Alaska is Epic

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
Thanksgiving
What came first…the chicken or the egg?  Who really cares when we’re approaching Thanksgiving Day!  This is the time of the year when the chicken takes a backseat to the turkey, right?  Wait a second, we’re dealing with Alaska.  Alaskans do eat turkey, correct? Of course they do.  But, consider...  Read More

Seasonal Jobs That Don’t Require Constant Travel

by ATJ Posted in A Day In The Life
Photo by schmidmsu1 used under Creative Commons License
Many people assume seasonal jobs in Alaska require constant trekking. This is simply not the case. Some of us love to be turtles, carrying a few belongings on our backs, but there’s also nothing wrong with the stability that comes from working in a central location. Let’s take a quick...  Read More